Wouldn't you love to lose weight easily and effortlessly, without obsessing about calories or points? Or to get back into exercise without having to force yourself to do things you don't enjoy?  Hypnosis can help you do just that, improving your relationship with food and your body permanently!


Hypnosis is highly effective at combating binge eating, emotional eating, late night nibbling, lack of motivation to exercise and much more! I also offer  Gastric Band Hypnosis which can be a wonderful way to reduce overeating and get your appetite back in check.


Please note: gastric band hypnosis can not be undertaken on your initial appointment.  




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Got questions or ready to book? 

You can find out more about hypnosis by clicking around this website or my Facebook page. You can ask more specific questions, book an appointment or request a free 10 minute phone consultation to see if Hypnosis is right for you, over on my Contact page.


Thanks Louise, I've dropped 8kg since I've seen you one on one. I was doing the low carb, and after seeing you one on one, I had no trouble what so ever giving up things, my favourite Sweet Chili sour cream chips which I would have at least twice a week, I have eaten them once... It felt bizarre. Still the craving is not there... Magic!

Maree, Launceston 2017



In the six weeks since your workshop I've quit my four can a day Pepsi habit completely, and I've lost 19cm. Thank you!

Adrienne, Launceston, 2017



I must say. I haven't eaten chocolate since before the workshop. Even though there was choc biscuits and chocolate cake in the tea room at work yesterday I didnt have any desire for it. I work where there is a lot of Easter eggs too. The exercise part I still have to work on. But not having to have an anticid in 4 days is a win for me. 

Naomi , April 2017



It was great. Thanks for having me... ran 4.03 km in 35 mins on the treadmill today  

Donna, April 2017



I have been very satisfied with 3 meals a day, I am not picking in between meals at all and my portion sizes are much more under control, best of all I am not ever feeling deprived or that I am on a "diet" I have lost 7 kilos, my clothes loose, I have gone down to a size 14 but best of all is not puffing and my hip and knee much improved walking the golf course.

Sue, Launceston, 2015



Scientific evidence proving the effectiveness of hypnosis.

At the bottom of this page are just some of the studies showing the effectiveness of hypnosis for weight loss.




Beautiful Christmas Gifts and a Pop-up Shop!

This Christmas you can make a real difference in the life of a loved one by helping them to quit smoking, get healthy, start sleeping, or conquer anxiety. To make it easy to purchase gifts, I'll be having a pop-up shop for a few hours over the week leading up to Christmas. Does it count as a pop up shop when it's your own shop? I'm not sure! My new space is not yet client ready but it's perfect for a bit of Christmas shopping.


Pop up shop hours:

Friday 20th Dec - 3pm-6pm

Saturday 21st Dec 2pm-5pm

Monday 23rd Dec 3.30-5.30pm


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Awaken Hypnosis Launceston is moving!

Over the Christmas break, Awaken Hypnosis will be moving! To create a quieter and more convenient space for my clients, I'll be establishing a small wellness centre in Trevallyn. You can find me between Mesa Hair and Shopfront Trevallyn.  Parking is free and right outside the front door. Over the next few weeks I'll be announcing some new therapists coming on board with me. If you've booked an appointment with me before hearing about the move, don't worry, I'll be in touch to make sure the date and time still suits you in this new location.


I look forward to continuing to help you with stress, anxiety, insomnia, phobias, bad habits, good habits and much more!

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Free Mini-Hypnosis sessions at the House of Prana Open Day

Awaken  Hypnosis at the House of Prana Launceston
House of Prana, 127 George St Launceston

Sunday 16th September 2018

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Weight loss Hypnosis - does it really work? A tale of 3 clients...

Hypnosis is great for weight loss but it's not always straightforward. If you're curious about the kinds of results you might see, and how I approach weight loss with my clients, keep reading!


Client 1

"My family calls you the wizard", I heard from a beautiful client in Launceston this week. We both agreed it was better than being called a witch! The reason? She has lost 11cm from her waist and 9cm from her chest in just over a month. (We high fived!) She told me she now had amazing 'won't power' and had found it effortless to say no to the cakes and chocolate in her workplace.

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Motivation to Move - May 2018

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Hypnosis Over 30 Times as Effective for Weight Loss


Investigated the effects of hypnosis in weight loss for 60 females, at least 20% overweight. Treatment included group hypnosis with metaphors for ego-strengthening, decision making and motivation, ideomotor exploration in individual hypnosis, and group hypnosis with maintenance suggestions. Hypnosis was more effective than a control group: an average of 17 lbs lost by the hypnosis group vs. an average of 0.5 lbs lost by the control group, on follow-up.


Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J. (1986). Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

54, 489-492.

Hypnosis Subjects Lost More Weight Than 90% of Others and Kept it Off


Researchers analyzed 18 studies comparing a cognitive behavioral therapy such as relaxation training, guided imagery, self monitoring, or goal setting with the same therapy supplemented by hypnosis.

Those who received the hypnosis lost more weight than 90 percent of those not receiving hypnosis and maintained the weight loss two years after treatment ended.


University of Connecticut, Storrs Allison DB, Faith MS. Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for obesity: a meta-analytic reappraisal. J Consult Clin Psychol.

1996; 64(3):513-516.

Hypnosis Showed Significantly Lower Post-Treatment Weights


Two studies compared overweight smoking and non-smoking adult women in an hypnosis-based, weight-loss program. Both achieved significant weight losses and decreases in Body Mass Index. Follow-up study replicated significant weight losses and declines in Body Mass Index. The overt aversion and hypnosis program yielded significantly lower post-treatment weights and a greater average number of pounds lost.


Weight loss for women: studies of smokers and nonsmokers using hypnosis and multi-component treatments with and without overt aversion. Johnson DL, Psychology Reprints.

1997 Jun; 80 (3 Pt 1):931-3.

Hypnotherapy group with stress reduction achieved significantly more weight loss than the other two treatments


Randomised, controlled, parallel study of two forms of hypnotherapy (directed at stress reduction or energy intake reduction), vsdietary advice alone in 60 obese patients with obstructive sleep apnoea on nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment.


J Stradling, D Roberts, A Wilson and F Lovelock, Chest Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LJ, UK

Two Years Later: Hypnosis Subjects Continued To Lose Significant Weight


109 people completed a behavioral treatment for weight management either with or without the addition of hypnosis. At the end of the 9-week program, both interventions resulted in significant weight reduction. At 8-month and 2-year follow-ups, the hypnosis subjects were found to have continued to lose significant weight, while those in the behavioral-treatment-only group showed little further change.


Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.


Hypnosis More Than Doubled Average Weight Loss


Study of the effect of adding hypnosis to cognitive-behavioral treatments for weight reduction, additional data were obtained from authors of two studies. Analyses indicated that the benefits of hypnosis increased substantially over time.


Kirsch, Irving (1996). Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments–Another meta-reanalysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

64 (3), 517-519.

Hypnosis can more than double the effects of traditional weight loss approaches


An analysis of five weight loss studies reported in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 1996 showed that the “… weight loss reported in the five studies indicates that hypnosis can more than double the effects” of traditional weight loss approaches.


University of Connecticut, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

1996 (Vol. 64, No. 3, pgs 517-519).

Weight loss is greater where hypnosis

is utilized


Research into cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments established that weight loss is greater where hypnosis is utilized. It was also established that the benefits of hypnosis increase over time.


Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.


Showed Hypnosis As

“An Effective Way To Lose Weight”


A study of 60 females who were at least 20% overweight and not involved in other treatment showed hypnosis is an effective way to lose weight.


Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology